Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Oh yeah it's Wednesday

We're winding down to the last 36 days of summer vacation for the kiddos...not that anyone (me) is counting...  Once school starts back up Wednesday's are our crazy day......the kid that starts school early on every other day starts after the younger one....and then gets out after her...and to make things more complicated this year they are adding 45 minutes of instruction time to the middle/high school days...and decided to add it to Wednesday...so our normal out time for those kids is now pushed back..  UGH!

So this week my card showcases my need for special handling on these days both from now till the start of school and then every Wednesday once school is in session.  I decided to work with the My Teddy image and color her with my Copics.  I then created this colorblocked background with scraps of cardstock left from other projects.  I then found this cute tab in my Project Life things; I think it's from Basic Grey.  I think this is the prefect reminder card to Handle each day with care...




Well....here's to four more Wednesday's before the crazy starts....

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday...what...what???

What...Wednesday already???  Well that means time for another Chi Chi Memories project.  This week I decided to work with this cute image called Hello Girl 2:



I started by printing my image onto watercolor paper.  I then colored her with my Copics and added a bit of the Spectrum Noir pencils.  I then printed the image again twice onto these wonderful pattern papers from the Cottage Chic collection by Lilian Ellaboudy Designs.  Aren't these designs just delish!!!  I printed a few more and created the background for my card.  I completed my project with this wonderful flower and ticket from my stash.  I LOVE the rich colors and designs in this line of papers!!



So my obsession with paper piecing continues... I just LOVE how much it adds to projects; especially when the subject has clothing.....it really does open the world to a bunch of fun clothing options for all your digital images!!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:



Monday, July 21, 2014

Path of Positivity Mid-month reminder

There is still time to join in the challenge this month on the Path of Positivity blog.

The theme this month is Dreams.

What are your dreams?  Do you have a favorite image that reminds you of one of your dreams?

I love to dream of beautiful flowers in my garden that flourish and the sweet fragrance that fills the air.

For my mid-month project I worked with this wonderful image from Ike's Art titled Blossom 1:



I love this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt that Decosse Dynamite created for us to use.

So...what does the theme Dream mean to you?  Create something and link it up on the blog here.


The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are: 

Three digital images from Ike's World for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.

£15 voucher from Scribble and Scrap, our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.

One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT delight

One digital designer paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment. 

One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles as well.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New challenge image at the Chi Chi Memories challenge blog

New limited download freebie on the Chi Chi Memories blog....hurry it's limited to the first 30 free downloads....then it goes to the store where you can still buy the cutie!  This month the image is called Spa Time:

to participate in the challenge for your chance to win some cute images...you need to create a project featuring a Chi Chi Memories image....follow this sketch that I created:



and enter the project into at least one additional challenge (Chi Chi Memories challenge and one other)

Here is my take on my sketch using the freebie:




I used pattern papers from Lilian Ellabody Designs to paper piece the chair and create this wonderful pattern paper background behind the image.  The chair features papers from the Subtle Colors digital paper pack and the background is from the Modern Wedding paper pack.

Be sure to link up your take on our monthly challenge!

Happy crafting...Lynda

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Did someone say Wednesday???

Wednesday means time for a new project featuring an adorable image from Chi Chi Memories.  This week I worked with this cutie called Casual Day.


look how cute she is...

I printed my image onto watercolor paper and colored her with my Spectrum Noir colored pencils and Copics.  I then printed the same image onto pattern paper that I had printed from Lilian Ellaboudy from her Modern Wedding paper collection.  I then fussy cut the headband, shirt, shorts, and shoes from the pattern paper designs.  I then added them to my colored image.  I printed another sheet of the pattern paper fro my card base and then mounted the image onto a coordinating piece of cardstock and then onto the polka dotted pattern paper.  I then added the sentiment epoxy sticker from my stash and that cute flower.



close-up of the paper piecing:



Not only is this image cute...but these pattern papers are amazing.  Lilian's patterns are just amazing and because they are digital you can size them to what you need and you'll never run out of just the right color pattern paper...ever!!

Be sure to keep an eye on the Chi Chi Memories blog for other wonderful ideas by our amazing design team!

Happy crafting....Lynda
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

It's my turn...and it's anything goes...both at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog this week...

It's time for a new challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog...and it's my turn to host!!!  My theme this week is Anything Goes.  So pull out those stamps and create...well anything and submit it to the challenge blog for your chance to be chosen as an inspirational project for the week!!!


Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, July 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM US Central time. 

I really wanted to showcase some fun stamps that I own from Red Rubber Designs, so for my first project I stamped the Diamond ornament image three times in a row onto white cardstock using black versafine ink.  I then trimmed the cardstock and inked the edges.  I then added a glitter brad to the center of each image.  I then trimmed the pattern paper to the card front size and printed the sentiment directly onto the pattern paper.  This sentiment from Pickled Potpourri's Today stamp set.  I finished the card by rounding the corners on the pattern paper side of the card.


For my second card, I used these fabulous flowers from the Spring Dream stamp set.  Each flower was stamped onto a cardstock strip that was cut to the same size.  I printed the sentiment onto the white cardstock prior to trimming each piece.  The sentiment is from the Nature's greetings digital sentiment set  by Pickled Potpourri; our digital image sister company.  I then colored each image using my Copics.  I then used my scissors to rough up the edges along each image.  I next added a single strip of this fun washi tape to the center of my card base.  I added each stamped image onto the card and roughed the edges of the entire card using my scissors. 


For my final card I am using all digital images Pickled Potpourri.  This wonderful floral image is from the Today set.  The sentiment is from the Nature's Greetings set and was printed directly onto the cardstock.  I printed the main image onto white cardstock and colored it with my Copics.  I used the dotting method to create the fun background.  I then fussy cut the image out.  It hen mounted the image onto black cardstock and doodles around it with a white gel pen.  I then added it to my card base.  I then doodles around it in the same method.  I then roughed up the edges of the card base.  


I hope you'll pull out some stamps and images and create something fun to enter into my challenge this week!

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering this card into the following challenges:



Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Wednesday...it's here again...same time...new week...

So July 1 brought about the release of three new cuties at Chi Chi Memories...  this week I decided to create a project using this adorable new image titled "Movie Time":



For my card I first printed the image onto white cardstock.  I then colored her with my Copics.  I've been working on finding the perfect red hair color combination and I have to say that I'm really liking this one right now....  I then fussy cut the image out.  I then covered my card front with this wonderful journaling card from Pebbles Inc...after checking the "movie" box of course...




Be sure to check out all the wonderful projects the designers at Chi Chi Memories have created on their blog here.

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - use a stamp or digital somewhere
Digi Galore - Anything goes
Paper Makeup - Use a digital image and anything goes
Colouring Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes



Monday, July 07, 2014

Path of Positivity new month challenge - DREAMS

Time for the new challenge on the Path of Positivity blog for July.

The theme this month is Dreams.

What do you dream about?  What are your dreams?  Do you remember them when you wake in the morning?  Do you write them down?

I love this quote from the Cinderella movie, so I decided to create my project around it.  I decided on the font within my photo editing program and then added this wonderful Vintage Floral Ring image from our sponsor Scribble and Scrap around the quote. I then printed these two wonderful pattern papers, also from Scribble and Scrap from their Fabulous Florals One collection; the solid and pattern.  I then colored the flowers using my Spectrum Noir colored pencils and fussy cut the image out.  I then added everything to my card base:



So...what does the theme Dream mean to you?  Create something and link it up on the blog here.

The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are: 

Three digital images from Ike's World for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.

£15 voucher from Scribble and Scrap, our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.

One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT delight.

One digital designer paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment. 

One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles as well.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

Friday, July 04, 2014

Coloring contest

On the Kit and Clowder facebook group there is a coloring contest that is going on.  You are to color this amazing image from The East Wind and because practice makes perfect I had to enter.

Here is my image colored for the contest.  There are STUNNING images entered, so if you get a chance drop by their facebook group and scroll through the images...and be prepared to be in AWE of some amazing coloring...



Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this project into the following:
Colouring Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Chi Chi Wednesday

Yesterday was July 1....which means its new release time at Chi Chi Memories.  This month there are three wonderful images released:





and last but not least...Scooter Girl


For my card I first started by printing the image onto watercolor paper.  I then colored it to match this wonderful diamond paper in the Vintage papers collection by Lilian Ellaboudy designs with my Spectrum Noir pencils.  I then backed the image with this wonderful coordinating cardstock and then mounted everything onto my card base.  I then added the fun sentiment using the stickers.





I think she looks so cute with her blue/yellow hombre hair....

Be sure to keep an eye on the Chi Chi Memories blog for other wonderful projects featuring the new release images!!!

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes